In association with Chatham's Christopher
Seufert and Mooncusser
Films, the Henry Beston Society is producing a documentary film about the legacy of Henry Beston and his classic nature
book, The Outermost House, and how the World War I ambulance driver turned
naturalists book became an inspiration behind the creation of one of the crown
jewels of New England National Parks the Cape Cod National Seashore.
You can help with an online donation
to the Beston Society's
HENRY BESTON'S CAPE COD:
INSPIRATION FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE:
Mutimedia Presentations: Lectures
featuring rough-cut screenings
Don Wilding, author of Henry Beston's Cape Cod: How "The Outermost House" Inspired a National Seashore, speaks during a presentation in Eastham, Mass. during August 2013. Learn all about the Beston Society's documentary film project and how Henry Beston came to write his Cape Cod nature classic and how it came to influence the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Hope to see you at our events!
Every Thursday this Summer --
July 2 through Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.
(no program on July 30 --
will be held on Wednesday, July 29 that week)
Eastham Historical Society's 1869 Schoolhouse Museum
(as part of the Outermost House artifacts exhibit)
25 Schoolhouse Rd. (across from the Cape Cod
National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitors Center,
near Route 6, Eastham, Mass.
Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.
Hyannis Public Library
401 Main St., Hyannis, Mass.
Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m.
100 Alden St., Provincetown, Mass.
Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.
Thornton Burgess Society's Green Briar Nature Center
6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, Mass.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Winchester Public Library
80 Washington St., Winchester, Mass.
Check back for updates on additional programs!
"I want to thank Don Wilding of the Henry Beston Society for coming to Tahanto to share his presentation on 'Henry Beston's Cape Cod.' Our students were able to learn so much more about one of America's greatest writers and naturalists than they could have by just reading the book. I was particularly touched and motivated by the portions of the presentation that illuminated Beston's compassion towards his fellow man. If any of you get the chance to meet Don, or read his book, or see his presentation, I highly recommend you do."
-- Peter Doherty, English Department, Tahanto Regional High School,
Boylston, Mass., October 2013
"Thank you so much for taking the time to share your deep knowledge of 'The Outermost House' with our (Coastal Ecology) class. Our walk with you added another layer of understanding to the students' reading of Beston, and underscored the dynamic nature of life on the Great Beach. I can't wait for the film."
-- Brett Amy Thelen, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, N.H., May 2014
If your organization is interested in hosting a lecture/screening,
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 246-7242.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Nita Wilding, Don Wilding, Jon March,
Bob Seay, Robby McQueeney, Glenn Mott,
Sheila Mott, Tim Sweeney.
Henry Beston Society
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